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Yes or No?
On The Roof
Script 1: One of the biggest YES OR NO questions one can ask in life is “Will you marry me?” Proceeding from the previous scene, Matt Damon has ridden the horse that he just free all the way to the roof, at which point he gets down on one knee, puts the rolling stones mouth on his own, and asks his horse companion whether its YES OR NO to sharing matrimony for the rest of their days.
Script 2: 吗 is essentially a question mark, which reminds me of the Batman villain THE RIDDLER. The cookie monster spits out a horse, and the riddler asks him why. Not so bright, the cookie monster starts panicking and decides to dissolve this awkward situation by eating both the horse and the riddler.
This character is a grammatical particle that is placed at the end of a sentence to indicate the previous statement was a Yes or No question.
Script 1: Always take a moment to ask yourself what you associate with the keyword. It occurred to us that there’s never a more critical “YES OR NO” question than marriage so that connection should be strong enough to express the meaning. Consider the here comes the bride theme music playing in the background.
Script 2: Show the riddler with his hands out facing upwards to represent the meaning visually.
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IT’S A WORD!
吗 (ma) carries the meaning “(indicates yes or no question),” but it is also a word that can be used independently.
Here are some example sentences of this word in action:
Usage 1 – “(indicates yes or no question)“:
zhège hé nàge yíyàng ma
Are this and that the same?
nǐ zhīdào zěnme qù tā jiā ma
Do you know how to go to his house?
怎么- zěnme- how?
nǐ zhīdào rùkǒu zài náli ma
Do you know where the entrance is?
These sentences are only meant to give you some context; you don’t need to think about them too much for now. Just know that you can’t truly learn a word until you start to see it in the context of a sentence.